NC Lawyers Weekly Covers Tenant Win in State Supreme Court



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April 9, 2021

North Carolina Lawyers Weekly covered Robinson Bradshaw’s recent win in a landlord-tenant dispute before the North Carolina Supreme Court. In partnership with Legal Aid of North Carolina, the firm represented pro bono a tenant who was appealing her eviction from public housing. The Court ruled in favor of Robinson Bradshaw’s client, finding that the housing authority failed to meet its duty to inform the tenant of the specific reason for eviction and remanding the case back to the trial court for dismissal.

Robinson Bradshaw attorneys Erik R. Zimmerman and Ethan R. White represented the tenant in the case, and Zimmerman spoke with North Carolina Lawyers Weekly about why this ruling is so important.

“People who live in public housing are some of the most vulnerable citizens in our community,” Zimmerman said. “Subsidized public housing may be the only housing they have available to them. Being able to live in public housing may be the difference between having a home and being homeless. What this ruling really does is ensure that before they’re evicted from their homes, they get the benefit of due process and have a meaningful chance to defend themselves and contest their eviction.”

The full article, “Housing Authority had to Give Tenant Reasons for Eviction,” is available here.

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